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Epidemiology of Stuttering: 21st Century Advances. Journal of Fluency Disorders, June 2013

I subscribe to a ScienceDirect email newsletter entitled “Your ScienceDirect Top 25,” which keeps me up to date on recent articles related to fluency disorders as well as the 25 Top Articles Overall. The text that follows below is an … Continue reading

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The Journal of Fluency Disorders is a great resource for research related to stuttering

Abstracts from recent issues of the Journal of Fluency Disorders offer a great way to keep up to date on recent research about stuttering. The abstracts also offer highlights regarding recent research about the available treatment options for fluency disorders … Continue reading

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Stuttering – A listener’s Guide

Jaan has spent over twenty years as a volunteer working on behalf of the worldwide stuttering community. This twenty-one minute video, edited by Steven Toepell of Bohemian Passport Services, is based on a presentation that Jaan made at a meeting … Continue reading

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Canadian Stuttering Association

For over twenty years Jaan Pill has been active as a volunteer with the Canadian Stuttering Association (CSA). Interview featuring CSA members on CBC’s The National (Dec. 10, 2010) Jaan Pill’s overview of treatment options for people who stutter Stuttering … Continue reading

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As residents, neighbourhoods, and societies, we become what we imagine ourselves to be

The concept that we become what we imagine ourselves to be (or what we pretend ourselves to be) is from a quote in a book by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The concept also brings to mind a line from William Blake, … Continue reading

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For any volunteer organization, the grassroots are a vital and important part of the picture at all times

I recently had the opportunity to get together with a group of great people that I have worked with, as a volunteer, for more than 20 years. Here are some photos – including one of the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, which … Continue reading

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Sometimes, it’s good to listen. Sometimes, better not to!

It’s good to be a good listener, so that you know what the other person is thinking and feeling. On the other hand, sometimes a person encounters a form of self-talk that is not worth listening to at all. That … Continue reading

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The Honourable Geoff Regan is Speaker of the House of Commons

A recent article that I’ve written for the Canadian Stuttering Association website is entitled: Speaker of the House of Commons, Geoff Regan A longer version of the article, which will appear at the Preserved Stories website, will be entitled: “Now … Continue reading

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Interview with the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons

I was very pleased to meet the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, when he arrived at the Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. I was at the airport to … Continue reading

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Erving Goffman’s definition of the situation: Bridget Jones’s Baby and The King’s Speech

In a Comment at a recent post, I’ve referred to commonalities between Bridget Jones’s Baby and The King’s Speech. In the current post, I will explore themes related to storytelling, Erving Goffman, storylines, narrative arcs, frames and framing, and related … Continue reading

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